December 08, 2016: Launched in October 2014, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is due for a midlife update and it is likely to be launched in the first half of 2017. As is the case with facelifts, the prices will go up slightly and it will compete with the facelifted Honda City along with the all-new Hyundai Verna, and others. Also, the facelifted Ciaz will be pulled out of the regular dealerships and be retailed from the company’s premium Nexa range of dealerships. Reportedly, the Ciaz will get an optional diesel engine – the 1.6-litre DDiS320 a.k.a Fiat's 1.6-litre MultiJet – borrowed from the S Cross, which produces 120PS of max power and 320Nm of peak torque and will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Moreover, the automaker is also planning to plonk a new 1.5-litre petrol in the updated Ciaz. Apart from this, it is expected to get aesthetic upgrades along with additional features.
Presently, the Ciaz is powered by a 1.4-litre petrol (five-speed manual, four-speed automatic) and a 1.3-litre diesel (five-speed manual) with the latter featuring a mild-hybrid tech.
I have a fairly new acquaintance with the Ciaz, I have done only 1000 km in it. I have driven a Ford Ikon 1.6 NXT for 6 years before buying a Ciaz... Here is my first take on this car.
Looks: A good job on the front and sides of the car give you a real rich feel. The rear end though looks good too but is too similar to the City for my liking.
Space: This is the best feature in this car. I am a 6'3 burly Surd and I don't generally feel comfortable in most sedan cars, but Ciaz has abunda read more 145
While the overall size is the same, the Ciaz offers a much more spacious cabin. The rear legroom is phenomenal and the backrest is angled comfortably with just the right amount of lower back support. It’s a clean layout, reminds you a bit of the larger Kizashi, with beige/black interior. The Zdi+/Zxi+ gets leather upholstery too. The dashboard gets an elegant waterfall layout with an all-new multimedia system that includes a large touchscreen with access to music, telephone and navigatio read more 11
Look and Style: At first look, you think it by a high-end car manufacturer, but on closer look you'll find that it's Hamara Maruti. The car impresses you from outside, nice clean sleek looks, the pillars are shaped good, the looks of the car don't make it look bulky or elongated.
Looks wise I give it a 7/10.
Comfort: The seats are made well, as far the seats go, it's comfortable. But once you hit the road, the car doesn't stay stable on bumps and potholes, especially in Ban read more 45
Maruti has always been associated with affordable and efficient hatchbacks. However, while this image helped the brand connect with the masses, it didn’t help support models priced around and above the Rs 10 lakh bracket. Now, Maruti has finally managed to break the glass ceiling with the Ciaz. With it, the Indian automaker is targeting the segment leading Honda City. Does it succeed? Read on:
Things We Like in Ciaz
Well equipped for the price. Projector headlamps, 7' Touchscreen, leather seats - the lot!
Massive 510-litre boot.
Value for money. Competitively priced against its rivals.
Fuel efficiency. Diesel hybrid variant is among the most fuel efficient cars in India @ 28.09kmpl.
Generous cabin space. Legroom and shoulder-room amongst the best in the segment.
Things We Don't Like in Ciaz
Both engines offer average performance. Nothing to please the enthusiast.
Few switches and knobs shared with the Swift/Celerio. Takes away from the premium ambience.
Diesel automatic missing from the lineup.
Stand Out Features
SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) - a mild hybrid system is a segment first. Makes the claimed mileage figure possible.
Smartphone like interface on the touchscreen infotainment system. Very easy and intuitive to use.
Maruti Suzuki has played its cards safe, be it with regards to design, the choice of engines or the features on offer.
"The aggressive pricing is the icing on the cake."
Pick the Ciaz if you need nothing else but a comfortable, value for money sedan.
Background & Evolution
The Ciaz replaces the SX4 in the Maruti portfolio. However, it shares no traits other than the diesel engine with the outgoing sedan. The Ciaz is an all new product for Maruti, built from the ground up. The Ciaz diesel got Suzuki’s acclaimed SHVS technology in late 2015. Also, to spice things up, Maruti offers a sporty ‘RS’ bodykit with the sedan as well.
Maruti Suzuki has recently instigated mild hybrid technology for its cars with the new Ciaz SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) which arrives almost a year after the original Ciaz made its Indian debut. It goes beyond Mahindra & Mahindra?s outgoing micro hybrid tech and ventures into the relatively-unexplor...
Things to look forward to in the car: Featuring Maruti’s latest design philosophy. Ciaz looks impressive from both the front and rear. High on interior space especially in case of leg room, both front and rear passengers can be seated comfortably despite being six feet tall. K14 VVT petrol engine on offer alo...
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The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz stormed into the elite club of one lakh sellers in the country in June 2016. Launched in October 2014, the mid-size sedan has been selling like hot cakes since its launch, thanks to its unmatched interior space, comfortable cabin, advanced features, fuel efficiency and powerful engine. Read Full News